Qarun is 45 km (28 miles) to the northwest of Medinet
El-Fayoum. The city site is dominated
by a well-preserved temple built in the Ptolemaic
era in the 3rd century.
The site was fortified during the Roman
era by Emperor Diocletian to protect it against the attacks
of Bedouins. Much of the site is now buried by sand.
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